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Common Sense on Weapons of Mass Destruction

In our post-9/11 world of shoe bombers and cyberterrorism, a crude nuclear device no larger than a baseball could devastate a major city. As we live in fear of attacks of unknown proportion, why do people remain confused and complacent in the face of potential disaster?

Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. believes that a tide of misinformation has led to the public’s lack of understanding of the vital issues. Here, in a straightforward and comprehensible style, Graham concisely provides the background necessary to understand the news and opinions surrounding WMDs. Common Sense on Weapons of Mass Destruction presents accessible, up-to-date facts on:

-nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism

-chemical and biological weapons

-land mines and small arms

-missile defense and WMDs in outer space

-WMDs in the Middle East and Asia

About the Author

Thomas Graham Jr. served for several decades as general counsel and acting director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He was President Clinton's special ambassador for nuclear disarmament issues, and his work culminated in the agreement to indefinitely extend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Graham is special counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, DC, and teaches classes in international law and arms control.

Endorsements

"Thomas Graham Jr. has cut right down to the essentials about mankind’s most dangerous weapons. The general public will be encouraged to demand better policies."— Hans Blix

"If security and arms control seem arcane, this vivid, succinct guided tour by a master diplomat with decades of hands—on experience is the authoritative antidote."— Richard RhodesPulitzer Prize–winning , author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb

"An eminent expert, Thomas Graham writes for the layman and his message to the nuclear powers is searing: change course or risk self—destruction."—Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament

University of Washington Press

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Disarmament Sketches

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Spy Satellites and Other Intelligence Technologies that Changed History

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Unending Crisis

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Evil Necessity

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